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Would anyone like to work together on a journal article? Barbara Pope 07 Nov 2007 16:55 UTC

Hello.  On November 5th, Haworth Press posted a call for papers to
SERIALST for a special issue of The Serials Librarian.  I have copied
and pasted it down below for your reference.  Would anyone be interested
in co-writing a journal article?


Barbara Pope, MALS
Periodicals/Reference Librarian
Axe Library
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg KS  66762


November 5, 2007

CALL FOR PAPERS-For "Supplement" to The Serials Librarian

The Serials Librarian, the peer-reviewed journal published by Haworth Press
(now part of the Taylor & Francis Group) announces a Call for Papers for a
special supplement to be published in late 2008.

The supplement topic will be "Bundling & Unbundling of E-Serials."

This supplement will examine the current state of e-journal bundling, how
libraries and vendors are strategizing and coping with rising costs, and
the implications of "The Big Deal." This will focus on how libraries
initially purchased groups of titles in bundles for convenience and cost
savings, and how they later were often forced to break those bundles down
into smaller groups, or into individual title purchases, in order to
deal with ever-rising costs and the desire to get more local control over
what libraries collect.

Proposed topics that potential authors are encouraged to select from are:

1)  Advantages of bundling journals together
2)  Financial pressures to unbundle existing packages
3)  Collection development pressure on bundled packages
4)  Consortial perspectives on bundling and unbundling titles
5)  Acquisitions and cataloging issues on bundled titles
6)  Acquisitions and cataloging issues on unbundling previously received
7)  Is "The Big Deal" dead?
8)  The Big Deal vs. disciplinary packaging of e-serials
9)  Other pressures to unhook from these deals
10) Purchasing electronic back volumes in groups
11) Trial subscriptions in groups

Other relevant topics will be considered.

Submissions should be approximately 20-30 double-spaced pages in length.
A maximum of fifteen manuscripts are desired, and the submission deadline
will be the end of February 2008.

Prospective authors should submit proposals to:

David Fowler, guest editor:

Arleen J. Dallachiesa, MLS
Assistant Editor, LIS Journals
The Haworth Press / Taylor & Francis Group
37 West Broad Street
West Hazleton, PA 18202-3821
Phone: (570) 459-5933  x335
Fax: (570) 459-5934